The themes of the SOE were selected by local stakeholders and experts to provide a checklist on the state of the environment for Niue. A number of sub-topics and indicators were identified under the themes to help focus
the discussion and this SOE report.
The government of Niue commissioned this State of Environment report with the purpose of:
* Providing all Niueans with the most up-to-date information on the state of the environment that is the backbone of the economy and community wellbeing; and
* Providing the government, community leaders and other decision makers responsible for the management of Niue’s environment with an assessment of how effective management actions have been, so as to identify any deficiencies that need to be addressed for the future of all Niueans